This sentence in the context of conversation between two physicians discussing the condition of a patient.

Arzt: Wir melden für morgen eine Magenspiegelung an. Das gynäkologische Konsil ist für heute Mittag schon angemeldet.

I understand the meaning of the verb "anmelden". But what does this verb mean in this sentence "Das gynäkologische Konsil ist für heute Mittag schon angemeldet"? does it mean "announced"?

  • The critical second sentence has an unusual word order which would need finetuning in writing. Either ist SCHON für heute Mittag angemeldet to emphasize the "so early" aspect or ist schon anmeldet - für heute Mittag to emphasize, that it has been already taken care of.
    – guidot
    Oct 28, 2018 at 21:52

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I'd probably go for scheduled, but there's really no way to tell without more context.

  • It is clear now ... thanks ... We scheduled her for an investigation .... Wir haben sie die Untersuchung angemeldet.?
    – Millen
    Oct 26, 2018 at 6:46
  • @Millen "Wir haben sie zu der Untersuchung angemeldet."
    – IQV
    Oct 26, 2018 at 7:03
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    @Millen As a side note, what's scheduled is probably more of a (medical) examination, not an investigation ;) Oct 26, 2018 at 9:59
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    @Henning Kocherbeck I think a medical (gynecological) assessment is a better fit here. A medical assessment is an evaluation which might include not only a physical examination but also history-taking, laboratory and imaging. However, I think consultation as a literary translation is the best fit.
    – Abdullah
    Oct 26, 2018 at 11:25

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